Nissan X-Trail Premium concept revealed
Nissan has released images of two concepts it will showcase at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, the Nissan X-Trail Premium and Qashqai Premium.
THE NISSAN X-TRAIL PREMIUM and Qashqai Premium have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. According to Nissan, the brand is using the two design studies to explore “how a more premium and dynamic design interpretation could enhance and extend the appeal of its award-winning crossover range in the future”.
The Qashqai Premium Concept has been created by Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in the heart of London, while the X-Trail Premium Concept is the work of Nissan’s Global Design Centre (GDC) in Japan.
Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. commented: “We allowed the creativity of our design teams to shine through in this two-car project. Ultimately we settled on two designs – which are contrasting but share common themes – as they reveal a new premium character in our crossovers.”
Using matte black as its dominant colour, the Qashqai Premium Concept “blends design, colour and new materials”. High quality premium golden copper-coloured detailing accentuates various points on the body shell and contrasts sharply with the black. This is highlighted by the authentic carbon-fibre used in lower sections, as well as the bold technical detail of the machined 20-inch wheels. There’s also a new V-Motion grille.
The X-Trail Premium Concept uses a matt white paint as its main colour. The bonnet and roof are crafted with deep black matt carbon fibre, “giving the car a truly premium yet tough feeling, as well as a lightweight impression”. The premium golden copper colour is featured on the front skid plate and on the 20-inch wheels. The body claddings and over fenders are painted in gloss black.
Mamoru Aoki, Executive Design Director, Nissan, added: “As the pioneer of this sector, Nissan will continue to push the boundaries and explore creative solutions to fulfil the broad range of the needs of the aspirational customers in Europe.”